14 janvier 2020

Instructure's Lessons

By Joshua Kim. Why the shift to cloud LMS platforms a decade ago is analogous to the transition to low-cost online scaled master's programs today. More...

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Only Books

By Joshua Kim. Placing books, rather than articles or podcasts or social media, at the center of our conversations. More...

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Why Now Is the Time to Talk About ‘The Immigrant Advantage’

By Joshua Kim. A cognitive defect that I suffer from, but which I don’t think has been named yet, is a bias toward reading only newly published books.
This bias is amplified by the economics of digital goods and the scary monopoly power of Amazon in digital books. More...

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‘Hotbox,’ High-End Catering and Higher Ed

By Joshua Kim. An excellent addition to the Kitchen Confidential genre of nonfiction. More...

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Netflix, Low-Cost Online Master's Programs and 'That Will Never Work’

By Joshua Kim. Why higher ed today is like Blockbuster Video, circa 2000. More...

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So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish*

By Barbara Fister. It’s been a good ride. For 10 years, I’ve been an Inside Higher Ed blogger. I’ll be sad to leave the blogging team, but after 10 years readers have probably had enough of me. (Ever since the days of sharing my opinions on library Listservs in the 1990s, I have always imagined eyes rolling as my name pops up: not that woman again!) Opinions, I have them. More...

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A Babel Fish Bookshelf

By Barbara Fister. For years I've kept some sort of record of what I've been reading, though it's not always complete. (I use LibraryThing -- it has both a handy phone app and an excellent privacy policy.) Here are a few books I read this year that I found especially illuminating or enjoyable. More...

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Change and Agency

By Barbara Fister. I’ve always had a prickly relationship with the word “change” when it comes to libraries. It has been invoked as both an existential threat -- we had better change, and fast, or we’ll be irrelevant -- and as an imperative -- you must change, or you’re one of those stodgy people who stands in the way of progress. More...

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One Last Thought

By Barbara Fister. We are in a global epistemological crisis, one that's largely invisible by design. More...

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Words and Intentions for 2020

Members of the UVenus community share their words and intentions for 2020. More...

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